I have the first gen controller and it is still working great - altough would love to have a reason to upgrade to the newest. I saw the flowmeter and thought of something which bothers me for years and could be easily fixed with a nice rachio feature.
I have a small pond and depending on rain and sunshine it has to be refilled quite sometimes … there is no real pattern for that so I thought having a new sensor for water level which then feeds back to the rachio it could be refilled automatic - I have no issue having to schedule this or not … - but scheduling would be nice - like check at noon and refill. You could even combine it with the flowmeter and max the amount of refilling if someone needs that.
I am not the only one I know having this issue and systems providing this feature neither look nice nor are smart. At current I just have to refill water manually and have to be there until it is refilled. I have one valve as reserve and would love to use it … it is already connected to Rachio but still needs the perfect use case like this would be.
I cannot be the only one with this need and would love to invest in a new sensor or the next Rachio generation.